Obituary: Wallace Ritchie
Wallace (Wally) Earl Ritchie, age 89, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at The Caring Place in Crandon, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Wally was born May 31, 1929, in Laona to Valentine and Marie (Neumann) Ritchie.
Wally is survived by his children, Craig (Delyn) Ritchie and Lorrie (David) Bur; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Wally was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; infant daughter, Jean; daughter, Joan; and son-in-law Thomas Stefonek; siblings, Verol Tyler, Ruth Patterson, Henry Ritchie and Clarice Ritchie.
Funeral services for Wally will be held Monday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Reverend Richard Krahn officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Carlson Funeral Home and from 10 a.m., until just prior to the services, Monday at the church. Interment will follow in the Northland Memorial Park Cemetery. (Carlson Funeral Home)